The Royal Society of New Zealand is an independent statutory organisation that promotes and advances science, technology and the humanities in New Zealand. At the organisation’s core is our Academy of elected Fellows, New Zealand’s top scholars and scientists.
A New Zealand enriched by fostering science, technology and the humanities.
Learn more about the Society’s values, focus areas and strategic objectives.
Some of our activities include:
- Awarding prestigious scholarships, grants and medals
See: Funds, Medals & Competitions
- Promoting public events and participation
- Offering rooms and facilities for hire:
See: Rooms & Facilities for Hire
- Providing informed advice on key issues to promote debate
See: Expert Advice
- Publishing high quality research in our journals
See: Royal Society of New Zealand Journals
- Developing international collaborations
See: Funds for International Collaboration and Travel
- Advise on status for organisations wishing to apply for tax exemption
See: Tax Exemption for Scientific or Industrial Research Organisations
Learn more about how we are structured
We have a long history dating back to 1867. In 2010, we embraced the Humanities.
- The Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1997
Under our Act ‘the object of the society is the advancement and promotion of Science, Technology and the Humanities in New Zealand’
- Royal Society of New Zealand General Rules
Adopted by the Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2016
- Royal Society of New Zealand Code of Professional Standards and Ethics
The code of professional standards and ethics for members, adopted by the Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand
- Dealing with issues and concerns about conduct
View the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Complaints Procedures
See how we seek to increase diversity in the people we select for recognition or activities.